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486 September 4, 2012 11:55 AM

Please talk me out of 32GB RAM
I have got 16GB (2x8GB). I am itching to add 2 more modules, but I have no idea what to do with 32GB RAM. It is too much, isn't it?

botat29 September 4, 2012 12:18 PM

Unless you run VM 16 is more than enough

Soultribunal September 4, 2012 12:28 PM

I can't see any reason unless you are running some heavy duty photo or video edditing software.
But, hey, with how cheap RAM is grab another set and keep as a backup :)


Bond007 September 4, 2012 12:33 PM

If you don't know that you need 32gb, then you don't.

enaberif September 4, 2012 12:34 PM

16gb is beyond most needs of people let alone 32

Arinoth September 4, 2012 12:36 PM

You could always run a RAMDISK for increased loading time/performance... but unless you do something that requires you going back and forth to your hard drive to load large files it's sort a waste....

yvesj September 4, 2012 12:43 PM

first the top you cant use is 8 gbs if you are on 64 bits .home premium .
4 gbs on 32 bits .that is it .if yoy 32 then you 24 gbs that it only sitting there going and never will
now if have ultimate them the limit is 192 gbs

Soullessone21 September 4, 2012 12:49 PM

Run a dual boot with 7 pro and server 2011 soon to be 2012 like me and 32 is a good number right now I have 64gb in my main server, for gaming I notice zero difference from 8gb to 64gb so if I didnt use tons of VM's its a total waste

Adzsask September 4, 2012 01:07 PM

I have ran 4GB,8GB,12GB,and 24GB the only one I noticed personally was the move from 4 to 8. I don't render images or anything just game and encode some movies. I have yet to see over 4.5GB usage on any PC setup I have owned/used.

yvesj September 4, 2012 01:10 PM

here is on win 7.
Windows 7:
Starter: 8GB
Home Basic: 8GB
Home Premium: 16GB
Professional: 192GB
Enterprise: 192GB
Ultimate: 192GB

These limits are similar to those for Vista editions, expect that Vista Enterprise and Vista Ultimate have had their upper limits raised from 128GB to 192GB.

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